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Nick Richardson March 18, 2013 English 1102 Professor Campbell Annotated Bibliography Final

Ritterband, Dr. Lee. "The Future of Health Care: Using the Internet to Deliver Health Interventions." The Huffington Post. TheHuffingtonPost.com, 19 Sept. 2012. Web. 11 Mar. 2013. This article talks about healthcare providers using the Internet to help their patients with various healthcare needs. It begins by using someone with chronic insomnia as an example, someone who cant sleep without being dependent on sleep medication. The article continues by talking about how that person can use the Internet to get the help they need. The best Internet interventions are sophisticated, structured, tailored, behavior treatment programs that you can log onto and get the same kind of personalized expert care very few people around the country are currently able to receive. (Web) The author of this article, Dr. Lee Ritterband, is an Associate professor and director of the Behavioral Health and Technology Lab at the University of Virginia Health System in the department of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences. With degrees in clinical psychology and computer technology, Dr. Ritterband is very well qualified for this type of article, talking about a correlation between the internet and health. This is would be considered a popular source, The Huffington Post is a fairly well known online news site. The intended audience would be anyone looking to learn about health care being used

over the Internet, or anyone curious of the broad future of health care. This source is very helpful to me because it talks about using the Internet to increase the availability of health care. Along with this topic that closely relates to mine, the author has very respectable credentials and is obviously an expert in the field of online health care.

"Up to 100,000 People Use the Internet to Improve Their Health." NHS Commissioning Board. N.p., 13 Mar. 2013. Web. 18 Mar. 2013. This article talks about the National Health Service (NHS), of the United Kingdom, trying to get more people to use the Internet to gain information on leading healthful lifestyles. The article mentions supporting the Online Centres Foundation, which would develop fifty of their current centers such as libraries, community centers, cafes, and pubs. They want to turn these areas in to digital health hubs which will provide training and support to help people go online and start using resources the NHS provides. The article also speaks of a 78 year old woman who has already benefitted from the online centers, losing weight and finding healthy diets. However as much good as this project could do, there are concerns about the age of the people using these centers. Because the NHS mostly helps the elderly, these are the people that would benefit the most from the centers, and they dont know how to use the computers very well. Along with the elderly; homeless people, travellers, and some rural communities may not be able to get to the Internet access necessary to use these resources. There is no one author mentioned, however there are quotes from several reputable people speaking on behalf of the project, saying how much good it should do. Such people are Professor Steve Field, who is the Deputy National Medical Director at the NHS Commissioning Board, Tim

Kelsey, who is the National Director for Patients and Information in the National Health Service, and Helen Milner, the Chief Executive of Online Centres Foundation. This is a government article, which seems to be very reliable and is well written. The intended audience would be people hoping to learn about the work the NHS takes part in. I feel this source is very useful to me, as it takes my topic from a national standpoint and takes it to a global scale. To see that other countries are trying to use the Internet to benefit their health should e a very useful piece of knowledge when I start to write my paper.

"Evaluating Health Information on the Internet." Cancer.gov. N.p., 6 Mar. 1996. Web. 11 Mar. 2013. This article is about how to evaluate the reliability of health information on the Internet. The article lists six key points, or arguments, to be made and understood after reading the article. Any Web site should make it easy for people to learn who is responsible for the site and its information (see Question 1) If the person or organization in charge of the Web site did not write the material, the original source should be clearly identified (see Question 4) Health-related Web sites should give information about the medical credentials of the people who prepare or review the material on the site (see Question 6) Any Web site that asks users for personal information should explain exactly what the site will and will not do with that information (see Question 9) Any e-mail messages should be carefully evaluated. The origin of the message and its purpose should be considered (see Question 11) The Federal Trade Commission and the Food and Drug Administration are Government agencies that help protect consumers from false or misleading health claims on the

Internet (see Question 13). (Web) After these main points are drawn out, they are explained in more detail. There is no mentioned author, however I feel like this article is against the use of the Internet for health information because of how hard it is to meet the criteria the authors wrote out for what could be called a reliable source. This is another government article and is helpful, but not as good as some of my other sources. This helps my argument because it goes against my point of using the internet to better gain knowledge of leading a healthful lifestyle.

Cohen, Robin A., Ph.D, and Patricia F. Adams. "Use of the Internet for Health Information: United States, 2009." N.p., July 2011. Web. 11 Mar. 2013.